The parents in omelas are not happy but the children

  • No School
  • AA 1
  • 2

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

people who know about the child and stay tend to act like it does not exist. The parents in Omelas are not happy, but the children are ¨It is because of the child that they are so gentle with children (LeGuin5). The parents make sure their children are happy because they know their ̈ child is not locked up like the child. The next cause for those leaving Omelas is the society as a whole being selfish and greedy over their own happiness and well-being, They all know it is there, all the people of ̈ Omelas.Some of them have even come to see it,others are content merely to know it is there ̈ ( LeGuin4). Everyone knows about the child but no one cares, no one acts like it is a big deal,
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Wagner 2 everyone just thinks it is nothing. They sweep it under the rug so they do not have to deal with it. In the story it also says To exchange the goodness and grace of every life in Omelas for that ̈ single, small improvement: to throw away the happiness of thousands for the chance of happiness of one: that would be to let guilt within the walls indeed ( LeGuin4). They are scared ̈ to lose their own happiness so they choose to do nothing. That's why they act like the kid does not exist. They do not want to ruin their utopian life.
Image of page 2
  • Fall '19
  • English-language films, 2002 albums, remorse

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes